STF Events Announces GDPR Ready
Sterling, Virginia – STF Events, a growing events management and services firm, announced measures taken to be in compliance with Global Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) outlined by the European Union (EU).
The GDPR require all companies storing data to gain explicit permission for use of personal data. STF Events delivers expertise and first-class technology to manage the conference lifecycle from start to finish – including data management and online registration systems.
The STF Events experts from the event management industry are recognized globally as Certified Meeting Professionals (CMP’s). Together the STF Events team delivers everything from hotel contract negotiation, conference management, logistics, marketing and communications, online registration, check-in assistance and pre/post event analytics. Incorporating compliance guidelines that adhere to the GDPR before the May deadline enables STF Events to bring all clients into compliance before May 25, 2018.
The GDPR was adopted in April 2016 and adds to the EU’s general policy of protecting citizen’s data. In addition to the notifications of collection and legal ramifications for misuse, there is also a requirement to obtain explicit consent, notify in cases of a hack or breach, appoint dedicated data protection officers and much more.
For financial institutions, the new rules will require significant investments in compliance to ensure continuing access to the EU market. The new rules are also pushing firms to pseudonymize personally identifiable information (PII) prior to processing it, meaning that the data can’t be attributed back to a particular person.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) covers all companies that collect or maintain data of EU citizens, so it will be a critical regulation for corporate compliance officers at banks, insurers, and other financial companies. GDPR will be in effect across the EU on May 25, 2018.
About STF Events:
STF Events is a subsidiary of Submarine Telecoms Forum, Inc. and manages the organization and staging of conferences and events including at with experienced team members. The organization maintains an atmosphere that respects the opinions of all involved parties. The company delivers world-class technology and event management that spans the entire conference lifecycle from start to finish. Strategies are implemented to increase the numbers and quality of attendance, increasing attendee engagement, and launching multi-faceted marketing campaigns for the conference.
Andrea Khoury, STF Events, Inc.
Phone  (703) 919-6223 | Fax  (703) 349-5562
21495 Ridgetop Circle, Sterling, Virginia 20166 USA